PSI World Congress in Geneva

Geneva Switzerland

Waste Pickers in Colombia

Photo: Juan Arredond/ Getty Images-Reportage


The 30th World Congress of the Public Service International (PSI) is going to take place on October 30th in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is held every five years, and will approve the Programme of Action for the 2018-2022 period. Titled People Over Profit, the programme will guide PSI global action over a five-year period.

WIEGO’s Waste Picker coordinator for Latin America, Federico Parra will be attending the event, in order to explore the possible links with the international unions associations and the informal workers.

Public Services International is a global trade union federation of more than 20 million workers, represented by over 700 unions in 154 countries and territories, dedicated to promoting quality public services in every part of the world. Its members work in social services, health care, municipal and community services, central government, and public utilities such as water and electricity.


More information

Public Service International (PSI) website 

Public Service International (PSI) World Congress webpage 

Visit WIEGO’s Organization and Representation webpage